GAMSAT Free Online Resources
Welcome to our ultimate list of all GAMSAT free online resources.
Chances are if you've found this page that you'll soon be sitting GAMSAT and you've quickly realized that it can be an expensive affair! For that reason I've made this list of free Gamsat resources and materials to help ease the burden.
Just registering for the test is itself quite expensive and that's before you even start buying any extra materials which are almost a NECESSITY if you want to pass.
That's because GAMSAT is so competitive.
Warning! 80% of people who take the test will fail.
Because normally you need to score in the top 20% to have any chance of getting an interview.
And if you're one of the 80% that means no university interview and certainly no offer of a place.
The result....you have to wait until next year and do it all over again.
That's ANOTHER $510 / €338 / £265 in test fees right there, straight off the bat.
Wasted time, wasted money and wasted effort.
The vast majority of people do anything and everything to avoid this of course by buying multiple sets of GAMSAT preparation books, courses, practice tests etc etc.
It's an extra and unwanted cost yes.
But the cost of failure is even higher.
You just have to take a look at the student forums or Facebook groups every year after the test and see what people are selling.
You'll find loads of people selling bundles of GAMSAT prep materials worth hundreds of $$$ from virtually every prep company under the sun.
They post their photos of all their books laid out on the floor like one huge mosaic.
That's how seriously people take it.
That's your competition right there.
Of course you can save yourself some money by using some of the many free GAMSAT resources which I'll set out below (the ultimate list).
There's a lot of good websites online which provide useful information about the test or science teaching or essay writing tips etc.
But don't JUST rely on them completely for your GAMSAT preparation.
Because everyone else has access to them also.
And if you just use what everyone else is using you'll be putting yourself at a competitive disadvantage.
If you'd like to get a competitive advantage then before you check out the free online GAMSAT resources below, take a look at Griffiths GAMSAT Review Home Study System.
It DECODES the Gamsat and takes you step by step through all three sections with easily learned techniques and strategies.
More information at www.gamsatreview.com
Ok now let's take a look at those free GAMSAT resources.
Like I said this is the ULTIMATE guide to all the best free resources available for the test ever put together. So make sure you bookmark it in your browser and refer back here often.
There's stuff here for all three sections.
Free General Resources For Gamsat
The official ACER information booklet
Contains all the general information you need to know about the test, the format, number of questions, timings and so on is available from the ACER website
A full length Free Section 3 Practice Test with fully worked answers produced by us here at Gamsat Review
More free practice questions (put together by students from the pagingdr.com forum)
Free Resources For Section 1
Otherwise known as "Reasoning in the Humanities and Social Sciences" this part of the exam tests skills in the interpretation and understanding of ideas in social and cultural contexts.
Below are set out some places where you can obtain materials of the kinds of stimuli upon which questions will be based.
For a more in-depth look at Section 1 preparation see my other article -
Quality newspapers and magazines with varied articles:
Humanities Open Access Journal
Free short stories you can read online -
A good place to find cartoons on lots of topics
For diagrammatic reasoning a good website which allows you to practice various types of test is
The mechanical reasoning test, numerical reasoning, inductive reasoning and others are all useful practice for Gamsat style questions.
Free Resources For Section 2
Also known as the Written Communication section it will test your ability ability to produce and develop ideas in writing. It involves two thirty-minute writing tasks.
Here are some free resources for Gamsat section 2 which will help you develop your ideas.
For further advice on Section 2 see my other article -
TED talks general ideas for the essay section
150 great essays and articles
Online quote generators for writing practice essays
Past Gamsat Essay Topics
Free Resources For Section 3
Section 3 also denominated Reasoning in the Biological and Physical Scieces tests the recall and understanding of basic science concepts in addition to reasoning and problem solving within a scientific context.
The resources given below will help you learn the science to an adequate standard.
Khan academy a free online learning centre for maths and science.
Online science lessons produced by the BBC
Professor Dave Explains - Youtube science tutorials
Maths for GAMSAT - covers essential skills for the test such as re-arranging equations etc. Important since calculators are not allowed. In particular look at the lessons on algebra and geometry.
Free Worked Answers To ACER Practice Tests
While the official ACER tests are undoubtedly one of the best resources you can use to prepare for the test they do however suffer from the drawback that they have no worked solutions.
This means that they're good for testing your skills but not so useful for learning them. We've solved this by making worked answer solutions videos to all five of the official ACER Gamsat practice tests.
You can see them all on the Griffiths Gamsat Review YouTube Channel
Syllabus For Section 3
There is no official syllabus published by ACER but I've put together a free in depth syllabus of all the topics you need, to access it please CLICK HERE.
OK that's about everything useful I've found for free online gamsat resources.
There were a few which I left out as they either duplicated things on the list above or just weren't as good.
If you find anything else which you think should be included here please get in touch and send me the link and I'll update the list.
Best of luck!
For more help with GAMSAT check out Griffiths Gamsat Review which takes you step by step through all three sections with advanced strategies for each.